noun, plural sim·plic·i·ties.
Origin of simplicity
Examples from the Web for simplicity
Newman imparts a simplicity and a boyish eagerness to his characters.
The value of the rapid diagnostic test lies in its simplicity.This New Ebola Test Is As Easy As a Pregnancy Test, So Why Aren’t We Using It?|Abby Haglage|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The emphasis on freshness and simplicity laid forth by the governmental guidelines is in line with his cooking ethos.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans|Brandon Presser|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the problem is aggravated immeasurably by the simplicity of current-day pop music.
Furthermore, the simplicity of his clothes belied their technical virtuosity, their status.When Fashion Met Art: Andy Warhol & Halston’s Decades-Long Friendship|Raquel Laneri|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is remarkable for its clearness and simplicity and attention to minute details.Darwin and Modern Science|A.C. Seward and Others
I had all the simplicity, all the docility of the little child, but none of the child's habits.English Men of Letters: Coleridge|H. D. Traill
They are noteworthy for their simplicity of diction and uniform quality of directness.Successful Methods of Public Speaking|Grenville Kleiser
But even with him, simplicity, because necessary to speed, is second in merit only to correctness.
As to Dalmatia, Croatia and Slovenia, their melodies are chiefly marked by simplicity and a feeling for the domestic side of life.
British Dictionary definitions for simplicity
Word Origin and History for simplicity
late 14c., "singleness of nature, unity, indivisibility; immutability," from Old French simplicite (12c., Modern French simplicité), from Latin simplicitatem (nominative simplicitas) "state of being simple, frankness, openness, artlessness, candor, directness," from simplex (genitive simplicis) "simple" (see simplex). Sense of "ignorance" is from c.1400; that of "simplicity of expression, plainness of style" is early 15c.
Middle English also had simplesse, from French, attested in English from mid-14c. in sense "humility, lack of pride," late 14c. as "wholeness, unity;" c.1400 as "ignorance."